Ballad Of The Beaconsfield Miners features some nifty acoustic fingerpicking.
"That's Kaki King. She's an amazing guitarist. Go to YouTube and watch the video for Playing With Pink Noise. She makes Eddie Van Halen look like he was in the Germs! She's not unlike Michael Hedges; lots of hammer-on, over the neck, fretboard work. I'm a very basic guitar player,but I was really proud of this instrumental. So I showed it to her and within 1.8 seconds she was playing along like it was nothing! we've never had an instrumental, it drives home that this is an album, it's sequenced like an LP; there's a side A and side B."
A bit like Led Zep III?
"'Zeppelin III' was the soundtrack to me dropping out of high school! I'd put the cassette in my VW Bug, smoke a joint, drive to school and sit in the parking lot high, thinking, Do I really want to go in after listening to 'Celebration Day'? then I'd hear the school bell ring, start my car and go right back home."